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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-03-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By imtjm
I'd get winter tires. You are in Michigan. Even...

I'd get winter tires. You are in Michigan. Even if you have dry winter roads, winter tires are better as temps go under 40. My friend still had summers on his 5 series when we were in Germany. A...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-03-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By imtjm
I suppose if you are going to spend money and...

I suppose if you are going to spend money and time to switch out tires for winter, especially in a northern state like Michigan, you shouldn't waste effort on AS, but go with winter tires.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,009
Posted By imtjm
I'll stay away from Carmel, Indiana.

I'll stay away from Carmel, Indiana.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-02-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By imtjm
they were on special a little over a year ago for...

they were on special a little over a year ago for $129, and they are on special right now for $146 for my car 225/45R17. I don't know which most people want 19", both our cars are 17".

I would...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By imtjm
even if you are soft on the throttle, nothing...

even if you are soft on the throttle, nothing overcomes lack of tire grip.

snow/winter tires are very good in dry/wet under 40 degrees. i had zero problems during our freezing rain and rain on my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,009
Posted By imtjm
I bought Michelin MXM4 ZP from tirerack for...

I bought Michelin MXM4 ZP from tirerack for $129ea. I see tirerack has the same for $146ea on special right now.

I don't trust most people to correctly assess anything about their cars,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 933
Posted By imtjm
So, you just became the owner? Are the tires all...

So, you just became the owner? Are the tires all the same brand/model and nearly same tread life? Did the warning light come on when you were spinning a tire?

First, there are no tire pressure...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-28-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By imtjm
Depending on type of AS tires, 335d sucks to...

Depending on type of AS tires, 335d sucks to really really sucks in snow or wintery conditions, except when dry. If they are crappy conti RFT AS then they will still suck even in dry and clear...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-28-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By imtjm
I agree and seems BMW does, too. ...

I agree and seems BMW does, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3952CcWsNA

battery could also be weaker during cold weather and signal not getting to the receiver.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-28-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By imtjm
this is wrong. The sensor battery lasts between...

this is wrong. The sensor battery lasts between 5-10 years.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-28-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By imtjm
i agree on the extended maint warranty not being...

i agree on the extended maint warranty not being worth it. extended warranty, we've found useful. I'm also at 5yr 3mo on mine but with 61k. ext warranty is good for another 1yr 9mo, but maint...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,009
Posted By imtjm
I'm sure that will be great comfort to anyone...

I'm sure that will be great comfort to anyone (and their lawyers) incident to an accident due to the failure.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,009
Posted By imtjm
I've never heard so many folks willing to risk...

I've never heard so many folks willing to risk their lives by trying to patch or debating patching a RFT. four small patches of rubber are the most important and most easily controlled by choice...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,009
Posted By imtjm
Several national tire chains in my area offer to...

Several national tire chains in my area offer to patch and plug RFT for around $35; however, I would rather spend $130/tire to replace a RFT rather than risk RFT compromise, even by visual inspection.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-28-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By imtjm
I think folks who opine about ride comfort on run...

I think folks who opine about ride comfort on run flats do not have the latest generation of run flats. I have Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP's on both our BMWs and they ride smooth, are very grippy, and...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 12-20-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 162,385
Posted By imtjm
Why do all the posts I read and pics I see show...

Why do all the posts I read and pics I see show CIC=High (NBT) for 2012 on, but I have a 2013 with CIC Premium maps? Anyone know when they started CIC NBT in the USA?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 12-20-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,895
Posted By imtjm
not entirely. I have a 2013, but it has CIC (NA...

not entirely. I have a 2013, but it has CIC (NA Premium), not NEXT version maps originally installed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 21,486
Posted By imtjm
What the heck is a "luxury" car? Luxury is just...

What the heck is a "luxury" car? Luxury is just a marketing gimmick. I also don't understand people's affinity for years of yore. I remember my 1984 318i and the fun to drive, quirkiness of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By imtjm
If you are only commuting 4 miles, I would want...

If you are only commuting 4 miles, I would want to get something that was cheap to cost, cheap to maintain, cheap to insure, and cheap to operate (e.g. great gas mileage). I wouldn't spend more than...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,065
Posted By imtjm
yup, tortured legal language. the maintenance...

yup, tortured legal language. the maintenance program is also supplied by the original manufacturer, but just because it was does not make it a warranty either. Although the parts used and the work...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By imtjm
again, it's against federal law to remove...

again, it's against federal law to remove emissions related components, except for repair/replace.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By imtjm
BMW, or any other car company, doesn't "need" to...

BMW, or any other car company, doesn't "need" to give us anything. Consumers have a choice to buy, not buy, or sell. BMW did self-recall for emissions related components. I wouldn't say we were...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By imtjm
My point is not to be promoting breaking laws. ...

My point is not to be promoting breaking laws. People can choose not to buy or to sell the car so they avoid having to replace DEF tanks if they determine that there would be a high probability in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,114
Posted By imtjm
Does it make it any less illegal to do so? no,...

Does it make it any less illegal to do so? no, so what's your point? That don't worry about doing something illegal and advocating doing something illegal, because the chances are you won't get...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,114
Posted By imtjm
No, perspective is being able to make accurate...

No, perspective is being able to make accurate statements rather than talk out of your third point of contact, misinforming others.

Furthermore, keeping things in perspective: trend theses days...
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